Key insights

  • Strategic issues: coping with the digital evolution and the social web is the top priority for the profession and relevant for every second practitioner

  • Measurement and evaluation: output indicators like media response (86%), internet/intranet use (68%), and internal client satisfaction (66%) are still predominant in Asia-Pacific organisations

  • Job satisfaction: 65% of the communicators are happy in their jobs
  • Excellence: communication departments in non-proft organisations are leading overall, but those in companies are more influential



APCM 2015/16 Title


Asia-Pacific Communication Monitor 2015/16

The APCM 2015/16 survey is based on responses from 1,200 communication professionals from 23 countries. Detailed analyses are available for 14 countries and different typs od organisations (companies, the Asia-Pacific Association of Communication Directors (APACD), the European Public Relations Eduation and Research Association (EUPRERA), and Quadriga University of Applied Sciences, supported by PRIME Research.


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Core research professors and team

  • Jim Macnarama, UTS University of Technology Sydney
    May O. Lwin, NTU Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Ana Adi, Quadriga University of Applied Sciences
    Ansgar Zerfass, University of Leipzig & EUPRERA

  • Research professors and national contacts APCM 2015/16

    Ning Zhang, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China; Regina Yi-Ru Chen, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong; Jaishri Jethwaney, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, New Delhi, India; Elizabeth Goenawan Ananto, Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia; Junichiro Miyabe, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan; Minjung Sung, Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea; Kiranjit Kaur, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia; Flora Hung-Baesecke, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand; Fernando Paragas, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Phillipines; Yi-Chen Wu, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan; Parichart Sthapitanonda, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand; Nguyen Thi Thanh Huyen, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam.